With this new collection titled Dovetail, Sbarge once again delivers her poignant perspective of the human experience through her unique lens.
Some of the earliest examples of dovetail wood joinery are found in ancient Egyptian burials, places where body and spirit re-aligned and transformed. The hybrid characters in this body of work are similarly in states of flux, emerging from the unconscious and becoming something real, or exiting the limitations of the natural world and becoming new beings in new dreamscapes. For Sbarge the juxtaposition of paint and collage gives a sense of altered vision. This “collaged state of mind” – the dovetailing of the real and the surreal – is what she seeks. Ever-present are the dualities of familiarity and otherworldliness, interior and exterior space, domesticity and freedom, sky and earth, real and imagined.
On the opening night of Dovetail, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to 516 Arts.
This Turner Carroll exhibition is held in conjunction with Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande, September – December 2019 at 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM. Curated by Subhankar Banerjee, Co-Curator, Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande aims to raise public awareness about ecological vitality and the biological crisis, acknowledge past and present injustices, and inspire collective actions for multispecies justice.
Suzanne Sbarge was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1965. She has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1989.
Suzanne Sbarge: Dovetail
Exhibition Dates: November 22 – December 20, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, November 22, 2019, from 5pm – 7pm
Turner Carroll Gallery
725 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501